Oshkosh Public Museum wins statewide award for 2022's Helen Farnsworth Mears exhibit, and more news in weekly dose

by Samuel Pordengerg Jul 30, 2023 News
Oshkosh Public Museum wins statewide award for 2022
Helen Farnsworth Mears, 1905

The Statewide Exhibit Award is given by the Wisconsin Historical Society Board of Curators. Historical exhibits on Wisconsin themes are nominated.

The exhibition brought together design, archives, and collections. OPM's curator of exhibitions said it was a recognition of the entire team.

The exhibit was on display for three months. It was a celebration of the birthday of an artist. After the acquisition of an archival collection, new facts about Helen were discovered. The OPM's permanent collection and archives, as well as works from other museums, were included in the exhibit.

The Sawyer House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

"A Woman Who Can" is on view at the museum through July 30. There are items from the personal collection of Stanke in the pop-up exhibit.

There is a spike in demand for food at the Salvation Army food pantry.

The long-term exhibition "People of the Waters" tells the story of Native American culture that dates back more than 12,000 years. The survival of Wisconsin's Native nations is celebrated in the exhibition.

The museum is open on Saturdays and Sundays. Tuesdays- Saturdays and Sundays are closed. It's Sunday. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors 62 and older, $4 for ages 4-17, and free for kids 3 and younger and museum members.

Go to oshkosh museum.org for more information.

Here is more news from the area.

Afternoon Tea celebrates youth

The Boys and Girls Club hosted its 13th annual afternoon tea on July 18. The Character & Empowerment program is for girls 7 to 10 years old.

The program helps build character and leadership skills for about 60 girls a year. The tea was part of the celebrations.

Women from the community joined Boys & Girls Club youth July 18 at The Gibson Social Club to celebrate completion of the Character, Empowerment & Afternoon Tea program.

Women from the community sip tea with club participants and have lunch together. The girls were given new clothes and had their hair done.

Allison was the speaker for this year.

Visit bGCosh.org for more information.

First English hosts National Night Out party Aug. 1

National Night Out will take place at the First English Lutheran Church. On August 1st. There will be a store on Minnesota Street.

Police and fire equipment will be present. The stuffed animals will be given to the children while supplies last.

There will be shaved ice, popcorn, hot dogs and chips.

Email office@firstenglish.org if you want to get more information.

Library program talks about history of 'Yellowstone Trail'

At 6 p.m., the Winnebago County Historical & Archaeological Society will sponsor the bicyle trail. The lower level of the OSHKOSH PUBLIC LIBRARY will be open on August 1st.

A group of small-town businessmen in South Dakota were challenged to create a driving route across America in 1912. When roads were poorly marked and maps were hard to find, they persevered and paved the way for travel.

You can find more information at oshkoshpublic library.org.

Women's basketball playoffs set Aug. 5 and 6 in Oshkosh

The Global Women's Basketball Association playoffs will take place in August.

There are two games scheduled for later in the day. The championship game is on August 5. On August 6th.

There are different ticket prices for the two days or the 6th. You can buy tickets at the box office or online.

Oaklawn Elementary gets $130,000 five-year CLC grant

There is an after-school program at Oaklawn Elementary. It is the first site to provide summer programming thanks to a 21st century community learning center grant.

The grant for Jefferson Elementary's CLC program has been renewed for five more years.

There will be nine CLCs in the OASD in the next two years.

The OASD has brought valuable services to low income neighborhoods. Improved academic achievement and social development can be achieved by these programs.

Oaklawn will use its five-year grant to serve nearly 100 students. Support will be provided by the YMCA. 50 students are expected to be served by Jefferson each school day.

The community learning centers are located at the elementary schools.

The programming is offered at two middle schools.

You can find more information at oshkosh.k12.

Target's retail delivery service, known as Shipt, launches in the state of Wisconsin. This is how it happens.

Evans hired to lead enrollment at UWO

The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh has a new associate vice chancellor in place.

Amber Evans

Evans has experience in managing admissions at universities in Wisconsin, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Minnesota.

She most recently held the position of vice president for enrollment management at Western Illinois University. She achieved a 2.5% increase in the number of students in her first year. She knows how to use data to drive marketing and recruitment goals.

Timm honored by WIAC for promoting athletics

Kennan Timm is a recipient of the award. He worked at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse from 1983 to 1985 and the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh from 1986 to 1992.

A representative of the print or electronic media will receive the award. Tom Butler was the conference's sports information director from 1966 to 1996.

Timm has been a member of the WIAC for 40 years, making it one of the longest associations in league history.

Timm was responsible for coordinating publicity, keeping statistics, managing the website and producing publications for the 19-sport athletics program at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. He did a lot of things to improve Wisconsin athletics.

SID Kennan Timm enters statistics during a UW-Oshkosh football game.

Timm worked for the wrestling media at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.

Timm was inducted into the College Sports Information Directors of America Hall of Fame in 2012 and the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh athletics hall of fame in 2021. The Warren Berg Award was won by him.

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